Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, Sandusky

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Eleutheros Cooke House, also known as the Cooke-Dorn House, at 1415 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio is a three-story, limestone Greek Revival style house that was built in 1844. It was the last home of Eleutheros Cooke, one of the first settlers in Sandusky and its first lawyer. Eleutheros was father of Jay Cooke, the Civil War financier.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The house is owned by the Ohio Historical Society and is open seasonally as a historic house museum that has been restored to a 1950s appearance. It is managed locally by the Old House Guild of Sandusky.
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  • beautifully kept home representing the glamour of the 50-60s. so many touches I have never seen before. home and grounds are well kept. docent was informative. part of the ohio history connection  more »
  • While visiting my son I needed something to keep myself occupied one day so this little gem won. Admission is free but they will take donations and it's worth it. The home is full of not only...  more »
  • The tour guide was very knowledge. The tour lasted longer than anticipated (about an hour and 20 minutes). It was longer than I needed though.  more »

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